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James Phelan ✓ 5 Summary

In ruins And the only other survivors are infected with a virus that turns them into horrifying predato Personal ResponseI think that it was a very good book it interested me very much I think that the author did a very good job explaining what was happening and how the characters reacted to all the events that took place I do have a few uestions though What caused all the buildings and craters and destruction to happen What caused all the people to have an unuenchable thirst and to be so desperate that they would drink another humans blood PlotThe children traveled to New York City and then there subway car crashed The children were the only survivors of the crash The children finally got out of the subway to find all other people having an unuenchable thirst and drinking from dead bodies The other humans even tried to kill the children The children escaped and went into a skyscraper They stayed there for a while with two of the children both making solo voyages into New York City Then they left the skyscraper for a boat to try and escape New York City but they got split up and one hid in a building the others whereabouts are unknownRecommendationI would recommend this to middle school boys that like action and fictional creature books as it contains people that are like zombies I think girls would not like this because girls don t usually like killing in their books

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Chasers (Alone, #1)

Ree friends crawl out of the wreckage they discover a city in chaos Streets are deserted Buildings are This was a very easy read it only took me so long as Christmas activities got in the wayPhelan is a good writer but parts of this book I found rather boring and repetitive Some scenes are skimmed over which would be really interesting to read if Phelan had gone in to detail instead of rushing it such as the exploration of a decaying city or the exploration of apartments in an empty skyscraper These scenes felt like filler to a back story but if they had been given attention they could have added extra depth to the book as a whole and certainly would have helped with the world building which felt a bit flat to meWhen I reuested this I was expecting some kind of dystopian featuring vampires What I got instead was no explanation at all as to what caused everyone to become so thirsty and not just for blood but for any liuid so does this make vampires Not in my opinion and no insight or hints are even given as to what caused the initial breakdown of society We are given conspiracy theories by the survivors in the book but it is all conjecture and there is nothing to back it up with I was really disappointed when I finished the book and realised that I as a reader would be given no explanation whatsoever There is a fair bit of action in this book to keep younger readers entertained but a lot of it felt uite strained to me The bloodthirsty people featured in this book nicknamed chasers didn t really provide anything new or terrifying with their shambling as they try to find a liuid source and their rather sporadic acts of violence were not described with any originalityThe twist as such I figured out fairly early on in the book so was not surprised at all by that or by what happened at the end Saying that I think younger readers would love this especially as a first foray into this genre as it is rather despairing and provides plenty of action to keep them entertained Although written well I was generally disappointed with this book as a whole as I was expecting from the synopsis For me this would be a much read if attention to detail was given to the exploring sections of the book and if an explanation was given about what was causing the infection Although disappointed I think this would be a good starting point for younger readers to be introduced to this particular genre and have even recommended my local library to purchase a copy An advance reader copy was kindly provided by the publisher through Netgalley Marriage by Deception younger readers entertained but a lot of it felt uite strained to me The bloodthirsty people featured in this book nicknamed chasers didn t really provide anything new or terrifying with their shambling as they try to find a liuid source and their rather sporadic acts of violence were not described with any originalityThe twist as such I figured out fairly early on in the book so was not surprised at all by that or by what happened at the end Saying that I think A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House younger readers would love this especially as a first foray into this genre as it is rather despairing and provides plenty of action to keep them entertained Although written well I was generally disappointed with this book as a whole as I was expecting from the synopsis For me this would be a much read if attention to detail was given to the exploring sections of the book and if an explanation was given about what was causing the infection Although disappointed I think this would be a good starting point for Matthews Choice younger readers to be introduced to this particular genre and have even recommended my local library to purchase a copy An advance reader copy was kindly provided by the publisher through Netgalley

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Jesse is on a school trip in New York when his subway carriage is rocked by an explosion When he and th AFTERGLOWDuring the first half of this book I was pretty sure I wasn t going to love it Like it yeah like 4 stars like But then I read thisWe are all storytellersWe write our storieswhere and when we canThis is mineI have nothing I have everythingI am alone Maybe you have to have context for this to hit you as hard as it hit me but it was at this moment that I understood the theme appreciated the series title and fell in love with the book It s a little less than 34 into the bookI wrote this earlier in the day at the 40% markI read the first half in a few hours last night and had trouble sleeping Yay for prayer It was only after some hardcore praying that I was able to go to sleep I think I ll try to read the rest of it during the day and then wash it down with some My Little Pony or something It s just scary and way too realistic feeling There are slow parts which I appreciate in a zombie esue post apocalyptic book and those real survivor parts make it feel a little like Castaway Castaway with zombies So yeah I gotta say though the writing is surprising in a good way The beginning bit has normal dialogue just like any other book but after the event happens the uotation marks all disappear and you get this feeling like it s all happening in Jesse s head almost Very interesting mechanism there I d say it makes the dialogue feel urgent and like it s being processed through the fog of trauma As a writer myself I always love to see the ways authors pull off something like that James Phelan has done a fantastic job on his first YA novel I ll be reading the whole trilogy The books are shortish and take place over only a matter of weeks I ll keep you updatedTime to update you I would definitely keep the Castaway comparison from my comments above but the chasers aren t uite zombies They re something else A couple of times they re compared to grazing cattle and in the end the way they evolve from the beginning is very surprising I guess if I were pitching this I d say it s 28 Days Later meets Castaway for teens with an Aussie narratorThe character arc of Jesse our main guy the Aussie works really well throughout the story By the last page I feel like his twelve or so days post event have done their work He s changed for the better Honestly that s a tricky feat for a post apocalyptic book There s so much going on the need for so much world building and explanations that authors sometimes fudge on the character growth a bit Not James Phelan This book truly was about Jesse I guess if he fudged anywhere it was on the world building and explanations You only learn as much as Jesse does and he s pretty scared so he doesn t take risks than he has to which means your information will be limited too Other reviewers complained that we didn t see of the chasers action thriller I felt the suspense during the uiet moments sustained me well I did not need chasers Not at all In fact without the thoughtfulness of this book it wouldn t have made it to Afterglow It would have been just another zombie book It was only in getting to know Jesse and his friends that I understood the major themes came to see the chasers as than zombies and got that cathartic feeling of personal growth for myself Last few pages pure gold Loved them I will just say read during the bright noisy happy day Do not read this at night Or if you disregard my admonition at least keep My Little Pony ueued up for emergencies


10 thoughts on “Chasers (Alone, #1)

  1. says:

    Wow I haven't had an ending catch me this off guard in a long time Well played Phelan Well played Almost grabbed you a 4 stars thereAlas the boo

  2. says:

    I find your lack of uotation marks disturbing

  3. says:

    AFTERGLOWDuring the first half of this book I was pretty sure I wasn't going to love it Like it yeah like 4 stars like But then I read thisWe are all storytellersWe write our storieswhere and when we canThis is mineI have nothing I have everythingI am alone Maybe you have to have context for this to hit you as hard as it hit me but it was at this moment that I understood the theme appreciated the series title and fell in love with the book

  4. says:

    As you can see from my rating I thought is book was OKAY It didn't take long for me to read and I definitely wanted to finish once I started but At times the story was boring Even though the kids in the story explored the building they decided to consider their Home Base we didn't get to see a lot of what they

  5. says:

    This was a very easy read it only took me so long as Christmas activities got in the wayPhelan is a good writer but parts of this book I found rather boring and repetitive Some scenes are skimmed over which would be really interesting to read if Phelan had gone in to detail instead of rushing it such as the exploration of a decaying city or the exploration of apartments in an empty skyscraper These scenes felt like fil

  6. says:

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewChasers by James Phelan is about a group of ki

  7. says:

    Personal Response Chasers was not a very good book in my opinion and I didn't really like it It was confusing to read because James Phelan decided not to use any uotation marks when the characters were speaking a

  8. says:

    Personal ResponseI liked this book because it shows what could happen if a different country attacks one of the United States biggest cities such as Manhattan I also liked the how Jesse Dave Mini and Anna acted like real 14 year old kids The only thing I really disliked was how at the end you find out that Dave Mini and Anna weren

  9. says:

    Personal ResponseI think that it was a very good book it interested me very much I think that the author did a very good job explaining what was happening and how the characters reacted to all the events that took

  10. says:

    1 I decided to read this book as I got a chapter of it free in another book I read and loved it2 I found the setting of abandoned New York city interesting The idea of a city with thousands of apartments left untouched to loot and raid and have a bit of fun with the lawless society they live in now Also the ability to have fun with abandoned cars and the fact that it snows the whole of winter3We are all storytellers W

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